Australia, Canada · 18 Days · 457 Moments · March 2017

Danielle's journi to Australia

17 April 2017

Last leg of the journey in Sydney again for one night then back to Canada tomorrow! It's been an amazing time in the land down under!! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ’™
Hello Sydney again for one night!

16 April 2017

Rooftops are a thing in Melbourne
Chinatown for Easter dumplings
Went to a Saints vs. Magpies Aussie rules game! ๐Ÿ‰
Hey guyssss
About the go see the penguins ๐Ÿง
Sea horses
Black and white Nemos
A lung fish!
I found Dory!
Massive crocodile
Fish are friends, not food
Oooooh lets name the zones, the zones, the zones, lets name the zones of the open sea!!
Scattered shark selfie ya knows
Oh hai there
Finding dory exhibit for the kiddies (and me)
Rock lobster at the aquarium
Walking to the aquarium
For mom haha
Myrtle Wilsons outfit from the great gatsby
Checking out the screen that shows how delayed it is viewing images from the moon
This is a TV ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Checking out the exhibit at the Australia Centre for Moving Images
Cute little area inside federation square
Views of the Yarra River

15 April 2017

Managed to get one hahaha
When you try to take a GoPro selfie on timer
Little pod to ourselves!
The Melbourne Star!
Queen Victoria Market
Funny looking thing on the building, no idea what it was
Walking to the market
Looking across the Yarra River
Waiting for our tour
The nicest train station I've seen
Federation Square
Santa minion for the b'ys
AC/DC lane- of course dedicated to the band
Alfred place for Dad
Lots of church's and beautiful buildings on our walk
The Public Purse ๐Ÿ‘› too bad there wasn't money in it
Creepy puppet store
Dr. Seuss store
We just stood on it instead
If you wanted to pay a dollar you could weigh yourself on this ancient scale
Old fashioned tea room with lots of yummy looking treats!
So many cute stores
Headed into a lane walk! Lonely planet book in hand
Store for dad โ˜บ๏ธ
Street art๐ŸŽจ
At Degraves Lane at the underground railway built for the 56' Olympics
Arcade and lanes walk through the city downtown. Super cool and lots of cafes tucked away off the busy streets
Waiting for the tram

14 April 2017

Love the city lights!
Easter weekend with this guy โ˜บ๏ธ
Coles right across the street โ˜บ๏ธ
On the 33rd floor
Walking to our air bnb
Glimpse of the city
Taking the skybus
About to land in Melbourne
Flying over Aussie!
Great Barrier Reef from the air!
Bye Cairns!

13 April 2017

Visiting Barron Falls
That one guy in the middle was staring me down
Look at all the kangaroos!!!!!
Had a stop at Ellis Beach
Stingers and croc signs everywhere we went
Posing like ya would
Rex Lookout on the Great Barrier Reef drive
Water was 27 degrees
Stroll on the beach in Port Douglas- behind us is a big net you have to swim in because of the jellies
Oh good....
Walking around Port Douglas

12 April 2017

Emily ready for her dive!
Lovin' it
Fishes that lived under the boat and loved to jump out of the water for a few chips
Amazing how close we got to the coral just from snorkelling!
Trying to take underwater selfies is hard
Cute selfie lololol
Here comes David!
Enjoying the choppy waves
What helps sea sickness? A nice cup of instant boat coffee โ˜•๏ธ
Work that beard Davey Dave
The group! 11 of us plus 2 dive instructors and the captain
Up and at em at 0630hr ready for a 0700hr dive!

11 April 2017

Full moon ๐ŸŒ•taken just before the divers did their night dive!
Cotton candy skies on the sea
Set sail! โ›ต๏ธ
Flippers โœ…
Cozy quarters with strangers ๐Ÿ˜‚
Down below in the boat
All the gear ready to do!
The boat we went on to go diving called the coral sea dreaming. Full on sailing boat with a galley and bunk area the size of my kitchen

10 April 2017

Love being on the water
St. Mary's by the sea ๐ŸŒŠ the tour guide said there was thousands of weddings held in this little church
Momma croc ๐ŸŠ
Shipwrecks as we were going down the river
Gals on lookout for the crocs
All aboard the Lady Douglas for a sunset cruise
How to dry wet gear...
Interesting bus...
Boys are in the water but the girls aren't sure ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Slowly getting in, looking for any strange animals ๐Ÿ‘€
Watering hole for a dip ๐Ÿ’ฆ

9 April 2017

The girls racing their toads ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Getting prepped
Ready to watch some toad racing ๐Ÿ
Din Din at the Courthouse with the new bride and groom ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’
Walking down the street in Port Douglas
Baiting the line (we did manage to catch a glimpse of the fish but it was so quick I didn't get a snap)
This is actually a thing that many people come to watch
At 5pm everyday the folks at On The Inlet pub feed this massive grouper fish named George so of course we all went to observe ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ
Lineup for the ferry back ๐Ÿ˜‚
A very large Fig tree at the end of the tour
David standing next to a cassowary (common bird in the wet tropics) it actually grows to this size!
In all her glory.... ๐Ÿ•ท
Tourists ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ
Walking up the tower for some pretty awesome views of the rainforest
We went on an audio guided tour of the rainforest! Very informative
Visiting the Daintree discovery centre!
Four different flavours in one cup โ˜บ๏ธ
A little stop for ice cream!
Golden orb ๐Ÿ•ท apparently the females are blind.. I'm glad she couldn't see me as I dove underneath her web
Bats way up in the trees!
Winding trees in the rainforest!
Watering hole we stopped at
Beautiful canopies in the Daintree rainforest ๐Ÿ•ท๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒด
David was brave enough to put his hand near this thing! No thanksssss
Myell beach with no net :(
Went to the beach but we couldn't swim there since it's jellyfish season and they sting you very badly! Can't swim unless the area has a net
Beautiful lookout point!
Departing for cape tribulation
Ferry crossing! Lol just like home mom!
Looking out for crocs today on our excursion!! ๐ŸŠ

8 April 2017

Pretty ๐ŸŒ… above the clouds!
Leaving Sydney for Cairns
Bye bye airport for now
I'm leaving on a jet plane...โœˆ๏ธ for cairns!!
What a great Polaroid ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ซ
That a way to the Olympic park in Sydney! Unfortunately didn't make it there since we are flying to cairns today and needed to make the flight! โœˆ๏ธ

7 April 2017

Love the sunsets
Lots of different fish for Leah! ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก
Not promising...had to take this for Jerica ๐Ÿ
Boat Harbour
So much fun!!!
I did it!
Having a rest
Luke found the waves as well!
All star surfer David Cray ๐Ÿ˜œ
It is quite likely I'm underneath this board in the water
Sam catching a wave
David was the pro
Ready to catch some waves ๐ŸŒŠ
Learning the ways from our awesome instructors
Surf group โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ
Attended surf school for the morning!

6 April 2017

First dance
Selfies with the bride
Yummy wedding cake!
The gals
First time trying barimundi! I like it
Sporting the new blingggg ๐Ÿ’Ž
Beautiful cake made by the groom and his mom!
Bride and Groom
Cheers! ๐Ÿท
Family picsโ˜บ๏ธ
The new Mr. & Mrs!!
Exchanging vows
Tuscany wine estates, we thought it might rain but thankfully none!
We are wedding ready โœ…
Awesome coffee shop in Nelson Bay!
A Yute, the strangest car/truck I've ever seen but they are everywhere here!!
Love the beach life
Visiting Fingal Bay beach
Beach mornings

5 April 2017

Casual game of crib on a gorgeous evening
Searching for treasures
Driving on the other side was kinda fun
Got myself some Bay coffee, and went back for seconds it was so good!
Out on the boat in Nelson Bay
Largest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere
Found some cheesy chips
Thought crumpets was a British thing!!
Ad for sleep apnea on the walk to the beach, never seen one like that before lol
Round 2
Crawling up the net was a challenge
Always graceful
Sliding down onto the boom net off the boat!
David waving biscuits at us from the top of the boat
Selfies on the boat ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿšค
Dolphins! ๐Ÿฌ
The crew!
The boom net!
The boat we went on
Nelson Bay to do a boat tour to hang with the dolphins ๐Ÿฌ
Nelson Bay to do a boat tour to hang with the dolphins ๐Ÿฌ

4 April 2017

Loving this pool and hot tub!
Accommodations in Port Stephens
Beautiful views from our back deck in Port Stephens!
Staying near Anna Bay- for you Anna banana โ˜บ๏ธ
#mkr I love this show!!!
Sign in the cafe
Bit chilly for me!
Yummmmmyyy banana bread ๐ŸŒ
The cafe we stopped at called The Ark
Stopped for a walk and coffee in Norah Head on the way to Port Stephens

3 April 2017

Treat for me!! A beautiful new black opal from Australia ๐Ÿ’•the rarest Opal
The crew touring together ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Love Bondi!
Views are great here โ˜บ๏ธ
Australian post for mom!
Touring in the rain โ˜”๏ธ๏ธ๐ŸŒ‚
Opera house from inside!
Pretty cool!
Nurse on nurses walk โ˜บ๏ธ
An area of 'The Rocks' called nurses walk which talks about history of nursing and health care in Sydney
Observing at the Observatory ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
The Sydney Observatory
Mine! Mine! Mine!
Taxis in the harbour
Darling Harbour
Got our ride downtown Sydney (just kidding)
St. Mary's cathedral, so beautiful!!!
The Barracks museum
Found The Mint in Sydney!
The Sydney hospital! Very fancy
If you drop a coin in and rub the boars nose it says to help cure the sick, of course we did it
The Parliament House
Some sweet see b'y
The sun came out after a rainy morning!!
The botanical gardens
Views from that room
Pretty room dedicated to the architect who created the design for the opera house, last stop on the tour. The painting is what he said he could see when he heard music being played.
Inside the opera house during our tour
The ferry in all her glory
Where the men employed at the dock used to sleep back in the day
Found George Street! (Which is quite possibly according to Google the oldest street in Australia)
A walk around downtown while waiting for our tour booked at the opera house, these are some of the older buildings downtown
Inside having a poke around
Sydney Opera House
Posing with the Sydney harbour bridge in our background
Singin' in the rain
Cruise ship docked at the wharf
Downtown Sydney
Ferries coming and going
Selfies for dayz
Rainy all morning but hey look at that nice bridge
Made it!
Ministry of Coffee on the ride over
Just like the ferry on Little Bay Islands except the guy tying it up wasn't smoking a cigarette, oh and it was an 11 minute ride into town
A bit of a gloomy sky this morning to start the day but we made the best of it! โ˜”๏ธ
Taking the ferry today from Rose Bay to Circular quay in Sydney

2 April 2017

Team Cray
Not the winning dress but we did good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Getting crafty
Amazing doughnut cake made by Ellie's sister Bec
Polaroids at the bridal shower
The bride!!
Mimosas and doughnuts at the bridal shower!! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒ‚
Of course bought cheese at the grocery store
I feel like the Jetsons would live in this house
Produce is even better here
Cars on the other side...
Rose Bay
A Coles truck!! I watch an Australian cooking show called My Kitchen Rules and it is sponsored by this grocery store
A view of downtown where we are staying
Caffeine and the ocean, two of my favs
Bondi Beach
Swimming pool on the coast
Houses built on the cliffs
Morning walk around North Bondi coastal trail

1 April 2017

Italian restaurant similar to Piatto's in Bondi
Australian coins for dad
I like this place
Trying not to look too much like tourists...
We were very white compared to everyone else #nottan
Apparently this isn't even busy...
Bondi Beach!
Our street
Our lovely accommodations in Sydneyโ˜บ๏ธ
Always time for train chips! And they are better than ours!! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Where's platform 9 and 3/4 at?
Double decker train?
Waiting for the train
Attempting to figure out public transport in Sydney
T-1 hour to landing and still smilinggggg
Large plane but had 4 seats to ourselves ๐Ÿค“

31 March 2017

Little bit of NL tourism ads on the plane
Vancouver airport got fancy
Aquarium next to the food court in Vancouver airport
Ready for the long journey ahead!